VnH Gallery Performance
«L’ospite FR2016 - FR2017»
Performance within Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Installation at VnH Gallery, December 2016.
Michelangelo Pistoletto's installation "Raggi di persone" shows a square of hanging images of people photographing nothing (together) from a performance in 1975. Rom invited writer Pauline Klein to perform photographing eachother inside the installation to open a conversation with the past. The performance was filmed and photographed in the space delimited by the shadow of his picture.
She then created a video documenting the performance out of where they go out in invisible doors or find themselves photographing their clone or multiple versions of themselves instead of each other. The idea is to displace and redefine our presence through the shifting image of this representation of the «act of photography» and the ephemeral appropriation of Michelangelo Pistoletto’s installation on that particular day. (the video is on www.rachelrom.com) this whole performance echos the artist’s encounter with artist Giulio Paolini in this very space (with was Yvon Lambert’s) in 2006
The title coordinates stand for the time and places where the piece was altered.